March 2023 Lecture – Dr. David Eden (AOP) ‘Star Formation in the Milky Way ….. and Beyond!

For our March lecture we are really pleased to welcome Dr. David Eden from Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP). David will be giving us a talk titled ‘Star Formation in the Milky Way …. and Beyond!‘.

This talk will take place in our usual venue at Ballyclare High School Lecture theatre, on Monday 6th March, starting at 8pm sharp.

This is David’s first time to the NIAAS and we’re really looking forward to hearing what he has to say! 

About the Talk: Stars shape the evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way and the best way to view the Milky Way is via Galactic Plane surveys at all wavelengths. I will discuss how astronomers use these surveys to understand how, where, and why stars form in the Milky Way and what this can tell us about star formation in other galaxies.

About Dr. Eden: I am an Öpik Fellow at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.
My research focuses on detecting variations in the star-formation process within our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Using Galactic-scale surveys, namely the Herschel infrared Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL) and the JCMT Plane Survey (JPS) we detect the sites of star formation here in the Milky Way.
By studying these star-forming regions, and their environments, we can determine what is regulating the star-formation process on the scales of individual molecular clouds up to the scales of galaxies.
Selecting these young stars allows us to better understand the building blocks of galaxies like the Milky Way that we see today, as well as helping to uncover the nature of the galaxies that were responsible for re-ionising the Universe.

Learn more about Dr. Eden at his website here!

As usual tea and good chat will be available after the lecture, so please stick around and enjoy the company!